So, you need to learn how to grow Hawaiian Baby Woodrose? Well I will tell you that it’s not the easiest task since there are factors which produce the early stages of germination a bit difficult. If you’ve ever held among the seeds then you realize they are as hard as a rock! This hard shell makes it so that moisture does not readily penetrate the seed. They also have a propensity to rot if you aren’t extra careful during the germination process.
You’re most likely asking yourself now “How the hell am I going to get these damn things to grow?”. Well, there are numerous things which you could do to help get the seed to be more prepared to sprout. The first thing you will need to do is “nick” the seed. To do this you require a pair of sharp scissors. What you will need to look for is the “germ eye” (It’s the small circle that sort of looks like an eye). It’s located at the opposite end of the pointy part of the seed. It should be pretty easy to locate. This is what you need to AVOID damaging. The pointy end is what you’re seeking to “nick”. Just cut away in the germ eye and take out the pointy end. This enables the moisture to get in the seed and begin the entire procedure. Now’s the easy part. Just soak the seed in water for a complete day and it needs to be nice and bloated. The seed currently has sufficient water inside of it to sprout to a gorgeous vine.
The following part is very crucial and also a little bit of a secret to those who know how to significantly improve odds of germination. After the seed(s) have been soaked, moisten a paper towel with hydrogen peroxide. You do not need it too wet to the point where it’s dripping. Just a little damp. A great example is just slightly less moist than a Clorox Wet Wipe. This should stop the dreaded seed rot I was referring to. Put the seed(s) from the paper towel, then place it inside of an UNSEALED ziploc bag to permit air-flow. Check the seeds every now and then and in a few days you should see modest sprouts coming from the germ eye. When they reach about a 1/3 inch it’s time to set them in soil.
If you’ve made it this way, the hard part is over! Hawaiian Baby Woodrose like soil that’s rich and full of nutrients. Good air-flow is vital. Keep the soil moist but don’t over water (good drainage should assist with keeping a good balance between dry and wet ). Put the sprouted seeds around 1/2-1/3 inch deep into the ground and allow them to grow. Plenty of sun is good for these kinds of seeds. You can tell if they’re getting too much since they will wilt. If you begin to see signs of wilting take them indoors. These plants may actually grow inside but they will not blossom. They are rather slow-growing so expect to be in it for the long term if you would like a fully matured plant. I also suggest a 20-20-20 fertilizer.